Number of Industrial Workers in March Down Year on Year

By 4 May 2020

ZAGREB, May 4, 2020 - The number of industrial workers in Croatia in March remained unchanged from February, while compared with March last year it fell by 2.7%, according to data from the National Bureau of Statistics (DZS).

Month on month, the largest drop in the number of workers was recorded in tobacco production (-7.4%), while the textile industry registered the largest increase (+9.8%).

The year-on-year figures show that a majority of sectors recorded declines in employment, the sharpest fall being recorded in the manufacture of other means of transport and shipbuilding (-19.5%). The largest increases were observed in the textile industry (+7.9%) and the pharmaceutical industry (+5%).

In the first quarter of 2020, compared with the same period of 2019, the number of industrial workers decreased by 2.6%, while labour productivity shrank by 0.2%.

More economic news can be found in the Business section.